Holcim has launched the Envirocore family of environmentally-friendly products and the Web site www.envirocore.us, which is a portal for sustainability, green building and environmental issues.
Holcim has programs designed to reduce clinker factor, create efficient thermal energy use, increase the use of alternative fuels and raw materials, and reduce or eliminate the need for cement kiln dust disposal. The Envirocore family of products is an integral part of this eco-efficiency program. The product line is manufactured to meet applicable quality requirements and may be used in many of the portland cement concrete applications currently in use.
During GreenBuild 2006, the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual convention and trade show, Holcim introduced these products, as well as its Web site dedicated to supporting environmental responsibility.
"As an employer, supplier and neighbor we are committed to sustainable development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs," states Patrick Dolberg, President and CEO for Holcim. "To keep this commitment requires a thoughtful balance of economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility."